We have now closed the judging application process. All judges will be informed over the next week.

Now comes the most exciting part. It’s time for you to nominate the books that you would like to see in the 2011 Nerds Heart YA tournament.

Who can nominate ?

Judges (the organisers will work to make sure that judges do not judge any books they may nominate)

Bloggers

All enthusiastic readers

When can I nominate books?

Nominations are open from 14th February 2011 to midnight GMT on 7th March 2011.

What are the criteria ?

 To qualify for Nerds Heart YA 2011 a book must:

 Have been published between Jan 1st 2010 and Dec 31st 2010

Contain significant characters that fit into at least one of the seven categories of under represented groups that the Nerds Heart YA organisers have identified, or have been written by an author who comes from within one of these groups of people

Be young adult fiction

Be a book that you feel has been under represented by book blog coverage

How do I nominate books?

Follow the link through to the nomination form and fill it out (NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2011). You will need to fill out a separate form for each book nominated.

What happens after the nominations close?

The long list is collated by the organisers and sent off to our team of consultants who will choose the 32 books that will take part in the Nerds Heart YA 2011 tournament. On 3rd of April 2011 the shortlist will be announced and judges will be told which books they need to read.

Is anything happening besides the tournament this year?

We have some exciting new side projects in the works that we hope will Nerds Heart YA even more fun this year.

Have a think and then get nominating (NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2011). We want the biggest, brightest possible field of books for our consultants to choose from.

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